Since its creation until 1995 the Fire Department did not have vehicles, it was in 1996 that through the Ministry of Social Welfare (now MIES) is given as a donation one of the 99 Tecin Rosenbauer fire trucks that arrived in the country , acquired by the government of that time, a fire arose scarcely a week after the vehicle arrived in which an old house where the Casa de las Culturas de Cotacachi now operates is a fire in its entirety.